Current Clinical Practice

Essential Practice Guidelines in Primary Care

Editors: Skolnik, Neil S. (Ed.)

  • Encompasses cardiology, respiratory, infectious diseases, endocrinology, gynecology, neurology, and psychiatry
  • Chapters written by world leaders in respective fields
  • One-stop source for evidence-based, nationally recognized clinical guidelines
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About this book

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom and with all thy getting get understanding. —Proverbs 4:7 In addition to wisdom, physicians need information—in many different settings—when learning new and reviewing previously learned material, during case conferences, and at the point-of-care while taking care of patients. Num- ous studies have shown that physicians regularly encounter questions that need an answer while they are seeing patients (1). Unfortunately, only about one-third of those questions are eventually pursued to find an answer, likely because of the difficulty of finding answers and the time constraints under which physicians find themselves (2–4). It is important to understand that when information is readily available, physicians utilize that information, and that information impacts on patient care and can alter the clinical decisions that occur (5–7). National clinical guidelines have been increasingly recognized as a potential way of improving the quality of medical care by giving physicians clear, eviden- based guidance on how to treat complex diseases where an abundance of lite- ture may exist. The evolution of medical knowledge proceeds along a predictable route. It starts with careful observation. Next comes the generation of hypotheses. The hypotheses are then tested through studies. These studies are eventually synt- sized into evidence-based guidelines developed through a rigorous process that includes a comprehensive review of the literature combined with expert opinion.

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From the reviews:

"Audience: Primary care physicians, residents, medical students, as well as faculty members involved in their education and training. … This book is an excellent summary of the most important evidence-based, nationally recognized, clinical guidelines, with aim to improve the quality of medical care. It represents understandable, useful, easy to implement, one source for questions arises that is best answered by an existing clinical guideline. Together with electronic (PDA) version, should facilitate the implementation of nationally recognized clinical guidelines by primary care physicians.” (Mirjana Huic, Croatian Medical Journal, October, 2007)


Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure

    Epstein, Benjamin J.

    Pages 3-26

  • Hyperlipidemia

    Cohen, Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 27-40

  • Management of Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation

    Udayasankar, Jaya (et al.)

    Pages 41-50

  • Antithrombotic Therapy for Venous Thromboembolic Disease

    Samraj, George P. N.

    Pages 51-58

  • Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation, Valvular Heart Disease, Management of Elevated INRs, and Perioperative Management

    Peff, Ann (et al.)

    Pages 59-70

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-59745-313-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-58829-508-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Essential Practice Guidelines in Primary Care
Editors
  • Neil S. Skolnik
Series Title
Current Clinical Practice
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59745-313-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59745-313-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-508-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 388
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
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